In Part One, we reviewed what makes up the compilation of the books of the Bible. Here in Part 2, we will look more closely as to why the Bible seems hard to understand.
According to its own writings, it is a sealed book; a mystery. The interpretation of the parables, (in allegory images, and in metaphors) is hidden in a mystery (the wisdom of God).
Let’s start with the writings of the prophet Isaiah stating the vision becomes like the words of a book.
The Vision becomes as the words of a book
Isaiah 29: verses 11,12
11. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12. And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Apostles speak the wisdom of God in a mystery (parable)
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
~ 1Corinthians 2:7 ~
Apostle John’s vision- he was instructed to seal up what he heard
Revelation 10: verses 1 -4
1. And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2. And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I (John) was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Revelation 22: verses 8 – 10
8. And I John saw these things and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10. And he saith unto me, Seal up the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
In the book of Daniel, we find that he was told to seal up the vision and prophecy.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
~ Daniel 9:24 ~
The writings are hard to understand because it’s a mystery. The meanings, the interpretations are sealed to the natural man and to the carnal minded.
So, who is worthy to open the book? Who can open the book to us?
Answer: The Lamb of God.
The Lamb of God Opens the Book (of Life)
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
~ Revelation 5:2 ~
Revelation chapter 5: verses 1 – 14
1. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within (revealing what IS GOD) and on the backside (revealing what is NOT GOD), sealed with seven seals.
2. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints.
9. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.
14. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.